“André Derain 1904–1914: The Radical Decade”
André Derain was a motivating force in the avant-garde developments of early twentieth-century painting, particularly Fauvism and Cubism. This focused exhibition presents work created prior to the artist’s military service in World War I. It includes paintings he produced in 1905 alongside Matisse in the French Mediterranean village of Collioure, gaining them the derisive name Fauves (Savages), and a selection of the brightly colored London cityscapes commissioned by art dealer Ambroise Vollard in 1906. In addition to presenting around seventy paintings, numerous works on paper, and several sculptures, the show displays some fifty previously unexhibited photographs by or of Derain, as well as prints, correspondence, and examples from his collection of Maori and African objects.